M.gibbosa.JPG (31538 bytes)Melaleuca gibbosa: is a member of the Myrtaceae family and is known as the Slender Honey-myrtle.

Melaleuca gibbosa is a rounded shrub reaching a height of two metres by 1.5 metres wide. Small leaves are decussate (opposite leaves arranged in pairs forming a cross pattern when viewed from above) and dark green. Mauve cylindrical flower spikes are two centimetres long and appear in summer.

Melaleuca gibbosa is similar in appearance to the better-known Melaleuca decussata. Melaleuca gibbosa has shorter, broader leaves.

The Slender Honey-myrtle is a handsome, long-flowering shrub that would be at home in native shrubberies and informal hedges.

Propagate from seed and cuttings.